The course starts with rifle sight in. If I remember correctly, almost every rifle there needed to be tweaked.You may already know this or think you have your rifle sighted in, follow the instructions, which are clearly articulated, and you will probably be surprised that it is not quite as good as you thought.
I was a LEO for 20+ years and for 17 of those we had some form of AR platform.While we had some basic instruction on loading, unloading, and probably less than satisfactory safety instructions, this course was probably 25-35% new stuff to me.You do not know what you do not know.The mag change part is necessary to be at least somewhat effectivefor CTT.
CTT was probably 90 to 95% new to me.What little I did know ahead of time was tweaked and improved by Max’s instructions.
Max’s teaching/instruction was really good stuff.Before each new subject he would describe or illustrate what we were going to do.Then we would do a “walkthrough”sans weapons.From there each team will go through the evolution at least twice, more, time permitting.Each block built on the previous block, a natural, uninterruptedflow of information/theory into actual practice.This course will not turn you into a lean, mean, killing machine.But, it will give you what you need to go back and practice until it becomes second nature, if you have the desire to make the most of what you learned.
Safety was stressed above all else.There was even a paramedic on standby.
PT…Max mentions it often on the forum.Take him seriously.You don’t have to be an Olympic caliber athlete, but good aerobic capacity is necessary more than strength.I practiced the “I’m up, he sees me, I’m down,” mantra before the class.In the class, for various reasons, terrain, ability to see the targets whatever, can stretch “I’m up, he sees me, I’m down” a few extra yards. I also would suggest practice holding your rifle as straight up and down in front of you as possible. This will put some stress on the medial side of your forearm which if you aren’t used to that particular way to hold the rifle will make it either make it sore or cramp.
Knowing what I know now, I would definitely do it again and I strongly recommend any fence sitters out there to do your utmost to get to one of these classes as soon as you can.